About Us

Mission

The mission of the J.E.B. Stuart High School Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) is to contribute to and enhance the academic and overall educational experience and success of all Stuart students.   Our mission includes: (1) cooperating with the school's teachers, administrators, and staff; (2) ensuring that every student has the opportunity to learn in a safe, supportive environment; and (3) coordinating activities with other groups that contribute to the community. Our goal is to create a closer relationship between home and school.


 The PTSA: (1) raises funds to support school- and student-related projects; (2) holds monthly meetings that inform parents and students of administrative goals; (3) offers a forum for teachers to present projects and ideas; and  (4) provides an opportunity for students to be involved in the school's administrative process. 


 PTSA meetings are open to everyone. They provide a great opportunity to learn more about Stuart directly from Principal Gros and receive updates on PTSA activities.


Meetings are held the third Tuesday of the month at 7:00pm in the library conference room.      

Welcome Letter from PTSA President

Welcome to the 2017-18 School Year!  On behalf of the J.E.B. Stuart High School Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) board, I want to welcome you to a productive and exciting school year. The purpose of the PTSA is to support the faculty, staff, parents, and especially the students. We want and need involvement from our diverse community so that we can all benefit from a wide range of perspectives to address our various needs.  


The PTSA accomplishes our goal of supporting faculty, staff, parents, and students by providing:  

  • Teacher grants for student enrichment activities
  • Student scholarship awards 
  • Staff appreciation events
  • A fun and safe All-Night Graduation Party for seniors 
  • Valuable programs and information  


Below are suggested ways to get involved and/or contribute:  

  • Join: You can join the PTSA online by clicking on the “MEMBERSHIP” tab at the top of the page or find us at a number of school events (Raider Day, Back-to-School Night, home football games, etc.) to fill out a form.  Attend meetings: We meet the third Tuesday of the month at 7:00pm in the library conference room.    
  • Volunteer: There are countless ways to lend your time, talents, and interests in support of our students, teachers, and families. Please look for announcements throughout the year. There will be at least one small way to pitch in that you will find rewarding.  
  • Donate or shop online: Your contributions allow the school to provide support for our faculty and students in ways that the County budget cannot do. You can purchase valuable goods like mulch for your spring garden, or just offer a donation to help pay for activities like the All- Night Graduation Party for seniors and staff appreciation events. The easiest way to donate or shop online is by clicking on the “Shop” tab at the top of the page.  
  • Follow our communications:  
    1. PTSA website
    2. StuartParents Yahoo group, where parents share information with and questions for each other (send an email to stuartparents-subscribe@yahoogroups.com with “subscribe” in the subject line) 
    3. Principal Gros’s weekly Keep-In-Touch email announcement (make sure the school has your correct email address)
    4.  Social media: Watch for us (forthcoming) on Twitter and Facebook   

I look forward to working with each of you so that we can collectively enhance students’ learning environments. If you have any questions or ideas to share, please contact me at president@stuartptsa.org.


Thank you.


Jodi Callahan 

President, J.E.B. Stuart High School PTSA (2017-18)




UPCOMING MEETING


All Stuart parents, teachers, and students (regardless of PTSA membership) are welcome to attend the PTSA meetings! Interpretation and refreshments will be provided.     


 What: J.E.B. Stuart HS PTSA Meeting

 Date: October 17, 2017

 Time: 7:00pm

 Place: J.E.B. Stuart HS Library

  

Agenda:


  1.      Approve minutes from September 19 meeting

  2.      Approve 2016-17 audit report

  3.      Present proposal for a one-time expenditure to thank students and staff for their efforts to earn full accreditation

 4.      Positivity Project presentation

 5.      Principal’s report

 6.      Update on events

 7.      Update on teacher grants

 8.      Discuss options for use of surplus in checking account

 9.     Other new business



NOTICE: At the PTSA meeting on September 19, 2017, the PTSA voted to change annual membership dues. Currently they are $15 per person for parents (with a discount for additional family members) and community members and $5 per person for staff and students. The new amount will be $10 per person regardless of status. This change is effective November 1, 2017.